Presented by the library’s Special Collections staff and members of the Ranger Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), these events are free, open to the public, and appropriate for all levels of interest and experience. All levels will learn something new!
1950 Census: Searching with, and without, a name index
with Stephen Morse
Thursday June 16 | 6 – 8 PM
If you are new to genealogy, you will quickly find the importance of using census records in your research. If you are an advanced genealogist, you already know the value of them and await, with excitement, the next release! They enable you to track your family from decade to decade, location to location. Since 1790, every 10 years the U.S. has conducted a federal census. States sometimes conducted their own census between the federal census years.
When the 1950 census was released in April 2022, a name index was not included. Finding people in the census involves searching by location instead. Even when a name index becomes available, there will still be many reasons for doing locational searches. Knowing how to drill down and extract/connect data out of the census is invaluable. The census is organized by Enumeration Districts (EDs), requiring the location to be converted to an ED before the census can be accessed.
Stephen Morse will explain the use of his website, stevemorse.org, and the numerous tools for obtaining EDs. This talk will present the various tools and show circumstances in which each can be used.
Registration is required. Open to all levels. Find out more and register at portsmouthpl.librarycalendar.com/event/genealogy-census.
Questions? Contact Nicole Luongo Cloutier.